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. a letter addressed to president obama contained a suspicious substance. they routinely identify parcels that need secondary testing. yesterday,e oe eor wicker received a letter that was laced with what they believe to be ricin. let's head to washington now and check in with brianna keilar. >> reporter: it's not confirmed at this time that that suspicious substance is ricin, but considering the news, it would very much make you wonder if it is not a suspicious substance. the way the white house gets their mail is similar to the way the members of congress get their mail especially in the wake of september 11. that mail goes to a offsite facility. anything suspicious is to be picked up well outside of the white house before anything would ever come into the white house grounds. so this happened on tuesday we're told, a letter addressed to president obama was received. so they routinely get this kind of mail, they go through screening, scientific testing, and there it was picked up. at this point, the secret service, carol, is working with the capital police and the fbi in this investigati
obama is being briefed on all of these developments. this is something when you alluded to -- and we discussed about an hour ago -- that there really was a lot of information that was known that was not being revealed. it appears now that some of that information is surfacing through media channels and being widely reported in the united states. it generally is coming from very reliable sources. most of the reporters here covered beach where they are drawing on regular sources, and most of it is -- have covered beats where they are drawing on regular sources, and most of it is wrecked. but what remains unclear, and this is why it is so critical that the second suspect is found, you see police officers going door-to-door to door in a very residential area. they need to understand the motives and they need to understand why these individuals on a who may be of --chnya in origin, who were were in the united states. it leads one to believe that they did have some form of documentation from the u.s. government that would allow one to be able to get a drivers license. but this is something
a half hour, first lady obama and president barack obama will be going to the area. coming up, the action president barack obama took last night to help with the relief efforts in boston. >>> here is more on what is going none san francisco, is that the bomb scare? is it going to affect traffic? >> yes, and i spoke to muni and bart, they are running and getting through. some of those exits are closed. if you want to be safe just go to powell or embarcadero instead but they are running. we are off to a steady and slow start and traffic is moving along well so far coming to the bay bridge toll plaza -- plaza and there are no troubles getting into san francisco. also 580 westbound to caster moore -- to livermore and caster valley, i just heard they are reopening the area, are they going to start reopening market street? that is the latest we just heard coming up. >>> and we have lows running 5 to 10 degrees cooler and all of the observations are coming up coming up and things are a lot quieter windwise. fog might come back into the picture friday and saturday. early next week it is looking w
marathon. all of this as president obama gets ready to comfort the victims in that city tomorrow. these are new images in to us from reuters appearing to show a circuit board, timers and other parts of the devices as well. authorities believe each bomb may have weigh ed about 20 pounds. they were packed with nails and ball bearings as well. the fbi says it's found the mangled remains of what appears to be a pressure cooker in a black nylon back that possibly held the bombs. the fbi is also examining photos like this one where you can see what looks like a trash bag next to a mailbox. that same shot just moments after shows a devastating scene. invest garretigators are lookin whether the devices were put in trash bags to hide them. meantime, they continue to ask the public for help in the form of pictures, videos and tips. >> the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, co-worker or relative. someone knows who did this. >> former mayor rudy giuliani in office during the 9/11 attacks weighed in on "morning joe," saying people need to give investigators more time to come u
the day yesterday but for some reason all of those briefings were canceled. >>> president barack obama will travel to boston to take part in a prayer service in honor of those who died in the boston bombings. this is where president barack obama and first lady michelle obama will board air force one and head for boston. we want to show you what president barack obama did to head relief efforts in boston. >>> and they are leading to tighter security particularly at sporting events throughout the country and police will be out in force at the shark tank. janine de la vega is here to tell us more. >> reporter: they are honoring people who died and they will honor them when sharks take on minnesota. there will be an increase in police looking for suspicious activity and canine units will be doing a bomb sweet before the game. -- bomb sweeps before the game. this morning shark's fans say they welcome the increased patrol. >> i think it is a good thing and the more they do it, the less likely they are to do thing. >> a lot of people are saying, there is no way to get caught why not do it. >>
and should not have miranda rights. it seems the obama administration is going to be straddling the middle ground, as they did with the so-called underwear bomber from a few years ago. host: "national journal" reporting the headline, "pete williams' reporting philosophy d y was g boon sighttory r guest: i would have to say that pete williams is the best i have ever come across, so measured and sofer. is amazing he was able to be showcased the way he was. this was a complicated story. a lot of journalists for getting the facts wrong as it was developing in real time, but pete williams was a constant force who was right 100% of the way. it is a model to all of us, people who were starting to this profession. host: the essence of the story is not jumping ahead of the story. on monday, some news organizations saying that dozens of people were killed. that was not the case, three weled.re kil the on-line sleuths pinpointed the wrong individuals before the fbi released those two photographs. guest: it is always important to realize and people get carried away in the heat of the moment, we have
addressed to president obama field tested positive for ricin poison. the day after a letter was also sent to senator roger wicker also tested positive for the same substance. >>> we begin with new information about the deadly bombing at the boston marathon. as the president and first lady prepare to travel to boston on thursday. after much speculation this afternoon, the fbi has releasted a statement. they say, quote, contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the boston marathon attack. we do know investigators have identified solid leads from video evidence, including images of a person or persons carrying and dropping bags at the bombing scene. now, these pictures from whdh show a bag near a trash can at the blast site. just one part of the key evidence that investigators are pursuing to try to find the perpetrators. right now, there are conflicting reports as to how close they are to identifying any individuals. we expect more at an fbi briefing within the next hour. right now i want to go straight to nbc news justice correspondent, pete willi
the benefits that come with it. president obama is aiming to change is with the affordable care act, more commonly known as obama care. >> the affordable care act is a fully encompassing health care act intended to provide insurance for millions of people who are not insured in america. obama as health care reform plan imposes new regulations on medical insurance companies that prevent them from dropping sick clients with pre- existing conditions. requires all americans to have health insurance or pay taxes. starting in 2014 with an individual mandates. >> another big part of obama care is to expand access to affordable health care coverage. many people who aren't -- were not covered by health care because he did their employer did not cover it or it was too expensive. >> people will believe law is unfair and unconstitutional believes everyone should have health care and have an equal opportunity to access health care. they believe the reform allure the cost of health insurance and greatly improve the economy. >> the industry in general feels that people need access to these products. the
: lies, misinformation and a deliberate coverup. conclusions of house republicans on how the obama administration handled the benghazi terror attack. democrats in the white house are firing back. this is "special report." >> good evening, i'm bret bamplet as a new terror investigation is underway in boston, researchers for five republican controlled house committees have come out with a scathing indictment of the obama administration's response to the september 11th terror attack in benghazi, libya that left four americans dead. including the u.s. ambassador. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details tonight from the pentagon. good evening, jennifer. >> greenk, bret. fox news has obtained a progress report prepared by members of the house republican conference on events surrounding the september 11th attacks in benghazi. it concludes the administration's reaction was, quote: a concerted attempt to insulate the department of state from blame following the terrorist attacks. the report was prepared by the chairman of the armed services foreign affairs judiciary ov
have thought that gun control would be such a central part of the debate in president obama's second term? picking up on that, how much of what actually gets done is just sort of the circumstances that occur, the events and crises that draw our attention and how much is presidential skill or the political set of facts in terms of who controls the senate and congress. what is really driving our policy? >> it has been a combination of all those things. that's what's interesting. if you look at smart presidents like lyndon baines johnson became masterful manipulators of the political process to pass legislation including civil rights law that anyone thought was possible. and i think no one would have thought it was even possible to discuss gun control legislation and immigration at the same time at the beginning of barack obama's first term. and yet circumstances changed. in the immigration law, what is driving all this is clearly the poll numbers. that's all that is behind this whole gang of 8 legislative effort. so i think a new sort of deal of the cards, if you will. a new seventh ci
tiny bits of debris for clues and evidence. >> as president obama has said, the fbi is investigating this as an act of terrorism and the full force of the federal government will support the response and the investigation. >> investigators now believe the explosives were packed into pressure cookers. these nangle pieces of metal are all that remain. inse parts have been used homemade bombs by extremist groups before. they also recovered a circuit board, which is being examined, and a backpack, which was being used to hide the devices. we now know that three people died. two young women and an 8-year- old boy. others have terrible wounds. vigils have been held again across the city this evening. it is a city still bewildered by what happened these two were in the crowd when the bomb went off. moments later, he called his mom saying, i've been hurt, really bad. boththers both frost -- lost a leg. -- the brothers both lost a leg. >> one will cry and then the other one will. it is heartbreaking. victims have been identified. krystle campbell was one of those killed. her mother paid tribu
that it does look sunny and warmer sunday/monday. >> time now 7:12. president obama lashed out at senators who voted against new gun control legislation. >> because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and not have it. >> washington insider weighs in on whether another push for tougher gun laws is likely. >> plus, the big reward being offered in the search for a missing hayward man. ñç >>> a little cooler this morning. not as much of a breeze thankfully. sunny today. warmer. 60s and 70s. things look to be quieter today than the past couple days. >> time now 7:15. happening right now president obama and first lady michelle obama have arrived in boston. these are live pictures. they are arriving now. the president and first lady will be in boston attending inter faith prayer service in honor of those injured and killed in the boston bombings. focused on where air force one. we know air force one is down on the ground. the president will be speaking at the service. we wanted to take you live to boston's airport to let you know the president is in the
obama is meeting with his cabinet, his national security team, and counterterrorism advisers. that will happen tonight. the fbi is leading a massive investigation. you know, we can almost see it going on all around us, looking into what may have caused this twin set of bombings. and many people have been questioned. moments ago we heard from a man who witnessed the death of one of the bomb victims. that victim an 8-year-old who was killed. he has been identified as martin richard. his father ran in the marathon. the son was there to give him a hug at the end of the race, and now that family which also has suffered many injuries are in mourning. cnn's pamela brown is with me now to tell that part of the story. >> john, the witness i spoke with still in a state of shock today. he was 50 to 75 yards from yesterday's explosions. he says there is one image in particular he cannot get out of his head, that of a little boy on the ground right after the second explosion and now he believes that was 8-year-old martin richard. here's what he had to say. >> when you're in such shock you
contacted was the recent letters that were sent to senator wicker, as well as president obama. the information that we received from the fbi of the content that those two letters contained, the way that the letters were typewritten to those two individuals, the postmark similarity that we had, it raised suspicion that there could possibly be a connection to the letter that we received in justice court. the next step that we took was a joint effort in investigating what we could about what this substance was that was inside the letter that we had. as you all know, the federal authorities released the information as far as the content that they believed was placed inside the two letters to senator wicker, as well as president obama. their team and other government officials arrived at our facility. we staged them on our north parking lot. there's a portable laboratory that was brought in. they came in and took possession of our letter, which is the justice court letter that was received on april 10th. that particular letter, content and envelope has been analyzed at the laborato
, think about bush-cheney and think about obama administration. fbi under bush-cheney, would they have been -- would they have interrogated him? would they have brought him in and spent more time with tamerlan years ago in 2009 when they had his name on the list? when his name popped up on the list would they have gone after them, or was there pc stuff at work where the obama administration says, look, we are not going to go after him right now. he has been cleared. let's not take a look now and let's not follow him. my concern is the treatment of terror under obama is different than the treatment of terror under bush-cheney. obama doesn't want to call it terror. he wants to call it -- i don't know. >> the fort hood one was classified as workplace violence. i don't know if they would claim a do over on that one. greg, you talked about the fbi on saturday when we had our special show. as we have gone over the past two days, even this morning there was something that said that perhaps one of the airlines misspelled one of these characters' names. tsarnaev is not the easiest to spell. i c
. there is breaking news tonight in washington where the white house has confirmed a letter sent to president obama has, in fact, tested positive for ricin. now, the poison was also sent to several senators and others. we'll have the details on that in a little bit but, first, the breaking developments in the boston terror investigation. >> good evening, this is what we can tell you. we believe police and investigators are scouring over an image capturing camera about a quarter mile down the street of residents boilston, it was that image captured 2:30 local time monday that police believe there was a young man on this image that they want to talk to. no identity given. we can report that there has been no arrests made. there is a press conference scheduled for the past several hours to take place at this moment by the fbi. that has now been postponed. not clear when that will start. if it will happen tonight or if it will, in fact, happen tomorrow the reason why the press conferences is so significant what happened yesterday. the fbi briefed once in the morning at 5:30 and again 5:00 p.m. local ti
rally, president obama said they will serve as an insurance operation for the boston victims. >> some of them will be a long road to recovery. >> we have brand-new information. a law enforcement source says images two of men seen near the finish line are being circ circulated. we'll update with the latest information. back to you. >>> a young victim from martinez is one step closer to home tonight. >> she under went a two-hour surgery today. she was hit by shrapnel by one of the bombs monday. >>> a battery apparently used as an ignition source to detonate one bomb is manufactured in california >> reporter: let me show you what we're talking about. this is the battery we're talking about they say is mostly used by hobby enthusiasts for radio controlled cars, the same nickel metal hydro chemistry you see in double a batteries. >> the company vice president's a shock when he checked the news. >> i was appalled when i saw this, this morning, once i saw the picture on the page i contacted the boston police department, as well as the fbi. >> he says the sub-c size the batteries are sold to
these attacks or why. the white house has just announced that president obama will travel to boston for an interstate service on thursday. laura joins us from a city still in shock. >> yes, cathy, a very somber city. as you just heard in the update from fbi officials in boston, someone knows who did this. they said they are appealing to the public for clues. we also have an update on the forensic examination of the site where the bomb went off. it seems the bomb was contained in a pressure cooker and carried in a black nylon backpack. at the moment, no more questions have been answered. my colleague has this report. >> runners were struggling to the finish line, their families watching, at cheering. then the unthinkable. cheers became screams. a moment of celebration and triumphed shattered. on the streets of boston, sights and sounds more familiar in countries at war. pavement spattered in blood as two bomb blasts claimed their victims. it was the cruelest of moments. >> i saw a trash can explode. people started throwing down the barricade and running over each other. i ran in the
, the fbi says a letter sent to president barack obama has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. >> the letter was intercepted tuesday at a mail screening facility. american media say that the letter sent to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how
. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledge law the suspect in massachusetts. he says there are a lot of unanswered questions. including why the brothers who grew up and studied in the u-s would resort to such violence. >> what ever hateful agenda drove these men to these attacks. whatever they thought they would achieve they have already failed. they have failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. americans refused to be terrorized. they failed because we're not going to waver from the character. and the compassion and the values that define this country. >> the family of the wife of the older brother, tamerlan tsarnayev, released this statement friday. quote, " we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred." in the aftermath of the patriot's day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan sar-na-ev. it goes on to say that, "our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted." the family has asked for privacy at this time. >> the eleven- year-old martinez boy who was injured in the boston bombings, aaron hern is stead
. >> 70 nails. >> there is still one in my neck. the doctors could not take it out. president obama pledged to hunt down the terrorists and added this -- to intimidate us, to terrorize us, it should be clear by now the picked the wrong city to do it. [applause] not here in boston. not here in boston. >> we are putting this program together friday morning and the situation is still fluid. we are flying without instruments and visibility is very poor. however, according to law enforcement on friday morning as we prepare this program, the suspects her brother. the 19-year-old and a 20 six road. they reportedly came from a region near chechnya. the 19-year-old, dzhokhar tsarnaev, lived in cambridge. he had a scholarship toward college a couple of years ago. his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, died after a firefight with police friday morning. he was worn in russia and became a legal resident in 2007. the prayer -- the brothers are believed to have entered the country 10 years ago. the associated press spoke to the father. he said i son is an angel. he said he is an intelligent boy. confirms
in the markets. we will get to rich with the latest development now evolving president obama with these powdered subsistence, ricin, or whatever they may be in a couple minutes. dagen: nicole petallides is at the new york stock exchange with more. nicole: easy come easy go. use all the up arrow's yesterday. how about the tech heavy nasdaq version mark down over 2%. you had earnings and both bank of america and intel are to the downside. some cases, seven week lows for the european stocks. back to you. connell: thank you, nicole. dagen: learning a second letter containing a powdered substance thought to be ricin was also sent to president obama. connell: we do not know yet. rich edson has the story. rich: two letters, one sent to a senator, one sent to president obama. intercepted at a secondary facility. both containing a white powdery substance. the one sent to the senator preliminary tested positive for ricin. the one sent to president obama is also being tested right now. those who handled these letters are not showing any symptoms right now of being affected with some type of poison. this is
in the attacks. mr. obama spoke with doctor skbrorz nurses two -- who treated the wounded and visited some of the injured. seven people remain in critical condition but that is down from 14 yesterday. the bombingt people to the hos 120 of them have been sent home to continue recovery. >>ere a michelle obama visiting1-year-old aaron hern. his family e mailed thus photo. he was waiting at the finish line to watch his mother cross it when he was severely injured in monday's bombings. his mom tells us her son is dramatically improving. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries. he's now breathing on his own and neck brace and breathing tube have been removed. she says they're looking forward to getting him into therapy. several local fund-raisers are taking place for the family in martinez swrechl a full list on our web site. >> and one way to show your support is to share this get well soon badge on your facebook page by going to our page. >> adidas selling these tee shirts to honor the vips. both have boston stands as one written on them. all proceed goes to the one fund a boston ch
to determine the exact cause of the fire. the obama administration is trying to figure out what if anything it can now do about gun control. the senate gutted legislation that would have approved background checks. four democrats joined republicans in blocking the bill, afterwards an infuriated president obama spoke and described it as a shameful day in washington. in boston today the fbi is considering a possible photo and video release of a person they believe is connected to the marathon bombings on monday. the video was taken by surveillance camera near a lord & taylor store. investigators are debating the benefits and drawbacks of releasing materials to the public. the death toll stands at three dead more than 150 injured. ten remain in critical condition, and media critics are hammering several news organization who wrongly reported that a suspect had been arrested. cnn in addition to the erroneous report that somebody had been arrested also got the man's skin color wrong. no explanation from cnn. stephanie? >> stephanie: david -- >> actually am i supposed to pit
and his brother prior to last week's deadly attack. >>> food for thought. president obama's slaft dinner dates continues tonight. this time it is with the women of the senate. how much could these meals be the ticket to some deals? no evidence yet. >>> a bonanza of second chance surprises. mark sanford blazing a trail, trying to make old faces new again. but can any of these folks actually get elected again? >>> good morning from washington. i'm chuck todd. this is your tuesday edition of "the daily rundown." it is april 23rd. right to my first reads of the morning. >>> 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev who was shot in the head, neck, leg and hands according to newly released documents, has been officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in three deaths and more than 170 injuries. he's also been charged with malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. both charges carry the death penalty as a maximum sentence. tsarnaev was read his miranda rights in a brief bedside session in the intensive care unit at boston's beth isra
obama's inability to strike fear in the senate for the bill's failure to pass. former north dakota senator byron dorgan, a democrat, told "the new york times"... >>> and "new york times" columnist maureen dowd, a perennial white house scold... >> john: at the white house monday, press secretary jay carney insisted president obama did all he could but was blocked by the g.o.p. >> everybody here worked, from the president on down, worked hard to bring about this action on legislation. in the end congress has to vote on. the fact is there was a decision made largely within the republican party that they did not need to listen to the majority of the american people. >> john: does president obama deserve to be blamed for the gun bill's failure? for more, i'm delighted to be joined by former new york governor and current tv superstar, eliot spitzer. level thank you for inviting me back. >> john: you're a former chief executive of a state. if a bill face to pass the legislature, does the chief executive deserve the blame? >> it is a little more nuanced than a yes or no. the answer is some
in washington d.c. is widening. a letter addressed to president obama tested positive for the deadly poison, ricin, today. this after senator roger wicker of mississippi was targeted just last night. the deadly contents above letters was detected before being delivered to the white house and the capital. a sweeping defeat for gun-control advocates today. the senate voted against that to -- compromised amendment and would have extended background checks, against the assault weapons ban and against an amendment to ban high-capacity magazines. president obama appearing with former congresswoman--foot -- debbie giffords, the town victim's family members at the white house describing this as a shameful day for washington. blasting both the national rifle association and the senate. >> the gun lobby and its allies will fully lied about the bill. they claim that it would create some sort of big brother gun registry. even though the bill did the opposite. this legislation in fact outlawed any registry, plain and simple, right there in the text. that didn't matter. and unfortunately this pattern of
a bill passed. president obama was joined afterwards by gabby giffords and families of newtown victims and delivered one passionate reaction to today's vote which roughly 40% of the american people believe in something, the senate failed to respond. >> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. >> 90% of the american people support extended background checks and they couldn't get it passed in the representative u.s. senate. >>> let's again with the latest on the investigation up in boston into those bombings. nbc analyst michael leiter was director of the national counterterrorism center and clint van zandt is a profiler. all of this is a key related, battery pack, circuit board, news about the pressure cooker. a piece of it discovered. so much physical evidence and then the picture taken by the video surveillance camera at lord & ta are lo, we've confirmed, it's a picture of someone putting down a black bag, some sort of shopping bag, and then walking away from the bomb site. >> well, it's been a very good day, chris, and it's interesting a
. president obama came to the cathedral of the holy cross today, just a short walk from the finish line of the marathon to talk to boston and the nation about that personal loss. >> our prayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise and the young daughter, jane. as they fight to recover. and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for. with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy. forever smiling for his beloved bruins. and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. >> today i visited with the school where those words were written. no more hurting people. peace. the neighborhood house charter school is in the neighborhood where i grew up, dorchester. and it is the richard family school. i saw martin richard's desk in the third grade classroom that he'll never return to. i saw his little sister jane's desk in her first grade clas
is were tried in civilian courts. president obama back in 2009 said he no longer wanted to use the term enemy combatants. it's almost been removed from this administration's vocabulary even though we've heard it quite recently. we've heard this when there is a terrorist blot from conservative. they want to be sure that they're tried as an enemy combatant. not this time, and like everyone has been saying the case against this guy is so significant that they shouldn't have a hard time putting him away. >> cenk: joe, let's do it right. where they said, i didn't mirandaize him right away, and i used this public safety exception. but when the time had come, we're going to trial him in trials so liberals get off my back. >> the cynical view is is that's exactly what happened, but none of us are cynics. >> cenk: no, no. >> one thing you have to keep in mind. first, this is what conservatives do. the whole notion that this guy is some scary dude that we have to bring the full force of the law against him. this is what this arms argument does. it says that we as the united states government has
't yet been interrogated. also why hasn't the obama administration declared the wounded terrorist to be an enemy combatant? he will not be treated as an enemy combatant. we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice under u.s. law the united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions the. >> bill: well some constitutional experts dispute mr. cancery's statement if you partner up with a foreign terrorist organization you become part of that. it's about interrogation not about trial "wall street journal" has by far the most section tonight left one bomber dead, one police officer dead and other bomber gravely wounded. joining us from boston brian bender "boston globe" reporter and craner. let's pick it up ms. cram kramer with the two suspects in cambridge around 10:00 p.m. thursday night. take it from there. >> yes. that's when the chaos essentially began. what happened was they come upon officer sean collier, for reasons we do not understand yet and may never understand they open fire on him. the word that has been used for that was an assassi
including a frustrated president obama and show that to you. as a public service, in our opinion, we feel the need to read all of the names of all the senators who voted no on the issue. an issue supported by 90% of americans. we have a three-hour show and take the time to show you all of those names and perhaps a symbolic disconnect between washington, d.c. and the rest of the country. >>> the investigation into the boston bombings. lots of confusion with some media outlets incorrectly reporting an arrest had been made. pete williams is the best inf te business on this stuff with us ahead on the investigation. with us on the set is mark halpern and former governor howard dean and mike barnicle still in boston and in washington, the huffington post, sam stein. first the latest in west texas. i have reports coming in, joe, say the place looks like a lair literally war zone. charles hadlock has the latest. >> as you reported, the briefing ended here. >> reporter: we will have another one at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. here is what we know so far. at least 160 people have been injured in the ex
in washington. investigators say early tests on letters sent to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker were positive for ricin. that's a deadly poison. 6,000 times more poisonous, they say, than many other items e% say preliminary tests can be wrong and they're waiting for final results. officials say they intercepted both letters before they got to the white house or the capitol building. mike emanuel is live on the hill there. there are some similarities between the two letters. what are they? >> well, bill, that's right. an fbi operations bulletin obtained by fox reveals similarities. both were postmarked memphis, tennessee on april the 8th. there was some identical wording. and the same signature imkc and i approve this message. at the white house we received this update. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president, that at an off site mail facility wases noticd to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation. >> important to note that both letters did not reach the white house or the
speeches that barack obama has ever given as president of the united states. newtown families and tucson survivors standing with the president at the white house when he made those remarks. many of them today were looking on in the senate as the background checks bill was filibustered. there's a lot to explain what happened there in that story and what happens next. this is, clearly, the biggest policy story in this president's second term thus far, by far it is. but also in the midst of all of this, still today, the country is riveted to the continuing news out of boston after the bombing of the boston marathon two days ago. the first thing you need to know what happened today in the news about boston is some of what you may have heard today out of boston was flat-out wrong. >> again, i have a boston source, fran townsend has a second source, in fact, an arrest has been made on wednesday. here's what fran's source said, an arrest has been made based on two different videos showing images of the suspect. i was told the video enhancement showed a dark-skinned male placing the package at t
details to begin at any moment. >>> in washington, a visibly angered president obama vowed on wednesday this is just round one after the defeat of a bill to expand background checks on gun sales. we'll have more and what's next on the fight for new gun safety measures coming up. >>> but we begin in boston, where we're awaiting an fbi briefing in the next hour where it's expected they'll show photos of two men they're urgently seeking in the marathon bombing investigation. now, combing through video evidence, authorities are honing in on two men seen in video and still pictures including at least one who seems to have set down a black bag and dashed away just before the explosions. all this comes as the president and first lady traveled to boston to participate in an interfaith service earlier today. in a powerful speech meant to both console and offer a rallying cry, the president vowed this terrible act will be answered. >> if they sought to intimidate us to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that deval described, the values that make us who we are as americans, well, it shoul
're welcome. >> bwn: later, mr. obama spoke >> brown: and as the investigation continues, so too the mourning. as we heard, president obama came to boston today to attend a memorial service for victims of the bombing. hundreds lined up before dawn this morning, hoping to secure one of the 2,000 seats in boston's roman catholic cathedral of the holy cross. tight security blanketed the area and many were turned away. >> we have to live, we have to go on with our lives. we don't know why things happen and it could be any on eof us and i know we just pray and we just stay strong with each other. >> when i see stories, i get really sad, really sad. it bothers me on so many levels, but boston is tough. this city is tough, we'll get through it. >> brown: inside, prominent politicians, including massachusetts senators elizabeth warren and mo cowan and former governor and presidential candidate mitt romney, joined in honoring the bombing victims. mayor thomas menino, who missed the marathon because of a broken leg, praised boston for its strength in the face of the tragedy. >> nothing can defeat the h
points memo. president obama gave a rousing speech in boston today saying that the city would never give into violence and the nation will never be defeated by terrorists. this time next year on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and cheer even louder for that 118th boston marathon fill bill nice job with that speech. yesterday the president's tone was very different. he was angry about losing the gun control legislation in the senate. as you may know that body failed to pass background checks. five democrats even voted against the new law. all of them from progun states why did the background checks fail. sane people stopped from buying guns. every sane person knows that checks will not keep guns out of the bad people. they will buy weapons illegally. if the president were really serious about protecting malcolm jenkins from gun violence he would federalize gun crimes and attach a criminal justice component to the gun check legislation. here is what mr. obama should do. registering firearms should be in this country. use
was charged today with threatening president obama and a u.s. senator by allegedly sending them tainted letters. paul kevin curtis was arrested yesterday, but maintains he is innocent. lab tests confirmed a letter sent to mississippi republican senator roger wicker contained ricin. and the f.b.i. confirmed the deadly poison was also in a letter mailed to the white house. both were intercepted at off- site mailing facilities. if convicted, curtis could face up to 15 years in prison. flooding became a problem for people in the upper midwest today, as rivers overflowed their banks. at least nine states are experiencing flooding or will soon. and the u.s. army corps of engineers announced it's closing part of the mississippi river to commercial navigation starting tomorrow. heavy rain fell across the region, making the flooding worse. and in chicago, a sinkhole opened up on a street on the city's south side and swallowed three cars. a former justice of the peace has been charged in the killings of a north texas district attorney, his wife, and an assistant prosecutor. eric williams has been
. it said, "breaking" two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. that was a fake report as a result of a hack attack against the a.p. twitter account. but it set off this reaction in the dow jones industrial average, as you see from the chart, a huge spike down on that news. down about 143 points at the bottom. and then bouncing right back up, all of that happening within the space of about three minutes. and by sheer coincidence, the white house briefing was set to start, and by tradition, the a.p. reporter gets the first question from the white house. and she had a chance to make a little bit of news of her own, explaining what just happened here. take a listen. >> reporter: i just want to say at the top that it appears as though a.p.'s twitter account has been hacked so anything just sent out about any incident about the white house is false and we'll be putting something out shortly to clarify that. that has happened already. >> the president is fine. i was just with him. >> just a strange, strange story, larry. it's not every day that you see the white house spokesm
are concrete. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady will travel to boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. authorities have been very careful to say that they are not telling us if this person is a suspect but he is certainly someone they are hoping they will have a chance to speak to. in addition to the characteristics, the gray hooded sweatshirt and the black jacket, we know about his physical description. 6 to 6'2", medium build. live in boston, vinita nair. back to you. >>> it's not just law enforcement poring over the bomb evidence photographs. a bay area company saw those same photos and recognized one component as one of its own. new pictures released from the bombing site show a sub c3,000 battery made by tennergy based in fremont. the battery appears to be attached to black and red wires through the broken plastic cap. a spokesman for the company says the discovery cast a pall over their employees. >> appalled and shocked. these batteries are largely used for toys. rc cars and trucks. to see it used in sufficient a way just horrifying in such a
happened. >> president obama in the press room. >> reporter: his stomach dropped. >> when i saw it on the news, wow! i knew she just finished. >> reporter: she finished second in her division a half hour before the explosion. it took 20 minutes to get word. >> said she was in that area 5 minutes before it happened. >> reporter: they are glued to facebook. first post is i am okay. >> reporter: they are checking in from boston letting friends know they are okay. there were some tense moments. >> bottom falls out of your stomach. the only thing we could think of doing is think about who we had there had and what we could do to find out they were safe. >> they believe all are okay and hope future marathons will be too. >> the accomplishment is really too great. >> reporter: i ran a marathon before, the finish line should be about the elation of crossing the finish line. not this. reporting live, noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ktvu's patty lee is in boston. she is on the phone now. where were you when this happened and what did you see and hear? >> i was about 2 blocks away f
eric holder, janet napolitano, key members of president obama's cabinet all coming together to talk with him at the white house to update him with what's going on in washington. we have seen some of the roar reactions -- other reactions going on. there was a moment of silence at all major league baseball games last night. we're told there will be another moment of silence at all baseball games tonight. the new york stock exchange paused for a moment of silence before trading began. all around the country and the world we're seeing people respond to what is happening here, not only on the criminal investigation but also on a very human scale. >> emily, i know you were talking about that very key piece of information, they do not believe there are any additional threats but the crime scene will likely be there for a few days. >> reporter: can you let us know-- how does it feel there? people i imagine are on edge. >> reporter: on edge. you take a look behind me and you think it's any normal day or place. people are about to enjoy a beautiful tuesday april morning. howf, you go over --
. >> stephanie: all right. the president yesterday speaking about -- >> obama: given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. >> stephanie: that's the important thing is making sure bill o'reilly is happy with the semantics. >> he didn't call it terror! >> it seems like the far right all they cared about yesterday was semantics. something that they didn't hear in president obama's statement to the nation. >> he didn't blame the arabs. >> they didn't care about the victims in boston. they only cared about the words president obama did or didn't use. >> stephanie: not in a good place yesterday with worrying about wanda and i made a grey error in that i listened to rush limbaugh. >> oh, don't do that! >> stephanie: i shouldn't have done that. i don't even understand some people -- not only as partisans but as just carbon-based life forms. he just was being snarky and you know, making benghazi jokes. i wonder if there was a video -- no one knows. we'll find out. really? >>
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